Flemming Besenbacher

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Carlsberg Group

Professor of Nanoscience, Aarhus University. 2002-12, Founding Director, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO). Chairman: Carlsberg Group; Carlsberg Foundation; Aarhus Vand. Deputy Chairman, Innovation Fund Denmark. Member of the Board, Unisense and Lendager Group. Member of the Board of Representatives, NRGi Elsalg. 2016, appointed Chairman of the Danish Government’s Advisory Board for Circular Economy, Member of the Danish Government’s Digital Growth Panel, and Member of the Danish Ministry of Taxation’s Advisory Panel for succession planning in commercial foundations. 2019, appointed Chairman, Danish Think Tank on Food Loss and Food Waste. Sits on several advisory boards related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals; Chairman, non-profit organization UNLEASH. International leading scientist in the field of nanoscience. Has published more than 700 scientific articles in international journals such as Science and Nature. Has more than 37,000 citations and an H-factor of 100. Honorary Doctorate, 16 Chinese universities. Has received several distinctions in Denmark and abroad for research, including the Chinese Government’s Highest International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award. Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Academician). Commander of the Order of Dannebrog.